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Funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and Pacifica station listeners, this one-year project brings to life fragile and deteriorating reel- to-reel tapes of national significance. Three categories of tapes were selected that highlight some of the strengths of our collection: • Pacifica and Politics : Pacifica’s extensive collection of political programs, covering a variety of topics such as Watergate, COINTELPRO, race and gender relations, featuring personalities...
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In 2013, the Pacifica Radio Archives received funding from the GRAMMY Foundation to preserve two significant series of tapes that were originally recorded at and broadcast on Pacifica’s New York station, WBAI-FM: The Free Music Store (1969-1975) and The Mind’s Eye Theatre (1966-1969). Sharing the belief that culture belongs to the people, these two programs brought the performing arts to audiences for free every week while collapsing distinctions between “high” and “low” culture....
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In 2011, Pacifica Radio Archives received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to preserve 150 programs from our vaults, with preservation assistance from George Blood Audio and Video in Philadelphia, PA. The resulting collection encompasses an eclectic array of programs, some of which were only very recently discovered by PRA staff. Among some of the many highlights of the collection are a WBAI interview with Andy Warhol about his film Chelsea Girls shortly after the film’s...
Meg Christian performs at the Women's Music Festival just after the release of her album Turning it over, on Olivia Records.
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First in a series of programs on the history and activities of the CIA leading up to the investigation of the CIA by the United States senate in July this year. Report based largely on William J. Palmeroy's book The Philippines: a CIA testing ground, about the CIA and U.S. actions in the Philippines after World War II; readings by David Boxall, Mike Hodel, Emily Schiller, Tim McGovern, and Jim Berland. BROADCAST: KPFK, May 30, 1975.
Source: KPFK
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The Pacifica Radio Archives is host to an extensive collection of programs that have dealt with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues, including what we believe to be the first radio program to explicitly address the topic from 1958. That program and others are featured in this collection, whose preservation and access were coordinated between New York University’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation graduate school program, the University of California, Berkeley Moffitt...
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The Pacifica Radio Archives is one of the oldest and largest collections of non-commercial listener-sponsored public radio programs in world. Chronicling the political, cultural and artistic movements of the second half of the 20th century, Pacifica radio programs include documentaries, performances, discussions, debates, drama, poetry readings, commentaries and radio arts. The Pacifica Radio Archives appraise, collect, organize, describe, and preserve the creative work generated by, or...
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TO HAVE DONE WITH THE JUDGEMENT OF GOD, written and read by Antonin Artraud. Artraud reads from his play, in French. BROADCAST: KPFA, 15 Oct. 1968. In French.(41 min.) BB2075 Pacifica Radio Archives.
Topics: artraud, antonin, pacifica
Bill Sokol talks with Oakland Congressman Ron Dellums about several documents he produced before the House Select Committee related to project "Inlet" and alleged wrongdoing by the FBI. Broadcast on KPFK May 30, 1975.
Source: KPFK
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Topic: Quentin Crisp
Reading of Virginia Woolf's short story "Street Haunting: A London Adventure." Read by Vivian Schaeffer. No intro or outro. Tape ends "from all the treasures of the city, a lead pencil."
Topics: Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941., Radio programs -- Fiction., Literary readings (Radio programs),...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Rita Mae Brown is an American author who talks about her book "Venus Envy", which is about a woman who comes out about her sexuality after a misdiagnosis of lung cancer, as well as telling everybody what she thinks. Brown has authored several other books such as "Rubyfruit Jungle", "A Nose of Justice" and the "Sister Jane Foxhunting Mystery" series.
Source: KPFA
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Disc 1 of a 9 disc set: | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | Part 1: "Commentary of a Black Souther Busrider" by Rosa Parks Rosa Parks discusses her refusal to give up her seat to a white man & the resulting bus boycott in Montgomery, AL. April 1956 interview, from BB0566. Part 2: "We Want To Be Free" by Dorothy Dandridge Dorothy Dandridge speaking at a Freedom Rally at Wrigley Field, 26 May 1963, from BB4745a. Part 3: "The Negro In American Culture" by...
Topics: Rosa Parks, Dorothy Dandridge, Lorraine Hansberry
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DON JUAN THE SORCERER - Carlos Castaneda interviewed by Theodore Roszak. Author of "The Teachings of Don Juan" discusses his experiences with hallucinogenic substances used under the guidance of his Yaqui Indian teacher, don Juan Matus. BROADCAST: KPFA, 30 Jan. 1969.(37 min.) BB2038 Pacifica Radio Archives.
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Topics: castaneda, hallucinogen, mushrooms, peyote, roszak, matus, pacifica
Part one is "Three Women" - a verse play for radio by Sylvia Plath (self contained). Judith Binder as the wife, Ann Bernstein as the secretary, and Rachelle Towers as the girl. Part 2 is some reflections on childbirth from the Judy Knupe, Alice Abarbanel and Stephanie Mines. This program was produced by the Unlearning to Not Speak Collective.
Topics: Radio plays., Plath, Sylvia, Three women : a verse play for radio / by Sylvia Plath., American...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
On June 29, 1972, Angela Davis, along with a number of entertainers, appeared at New York City's Madison Square Garden in a benefit for the Angela Davis Defense Fund. This program includes her speech on the need for Black activism and the advantages of socialism, as well as interviews with people attending the show, organizers of the program, and members of the National Renaissance Party, who protested the event. Produced by David Rapkin and Miriam Rosen for WBAI. The other speakers and...
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Topics: Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne), 1944-, Blacks -- Political activity., Socialism -- United...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Dancer and choreographer Martha Graham (1894 - 1991) discusses her life and art with Emily Schiller and Ginny Roe of KPFK. She discusses the importance of myths and heroines, what it means to be a dancer and about the concept of "self-expression."
Topics: Schiller, Emily., Graham, Martha., Modern dance., Women dancers., Dancing -- History., American...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
On December 3, 1964 at noon, Professor John Leggett of the Sociology Department speaks about the administration decisions and reaction to student arrests at the Sproul Hall sit-in. An announcement is made that grad studnet instructos in Sociology have recognized the legitimacy of the studnet strike and will not teach classes on campus for the duration of the strike. All classes in Economics and English have been canceled. "Freedom classes" are to be run by students in the History...
Source: KPFA
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Robert F. Kennedy at San Fernando Valley State College, introduced by Jesse Unruh. Speech to students on campus during his Presidential campaign, shortly before his assassination in Downtown Los Angeles. - RECORDED: by KEDC, Van Nuys, California. BROADCAST: KPFK, 25 Mar. 1968. (50 min.) BB4629.
Topics: kennedy, valley, college, pacifica, president, campaign, assassination
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Martin Luther King at Santa Rita / produced by Colin Edwards. Description: King's speech at a demonstration supporting anti-war activitists imprisoned at the Santa Rita rehabilitation center. MARTIN LUTHER KING AT SANTA RITA produced by Colin Edwards. RECORDED: Santa Rita, California, 14 Jan. 1968. BROADCAST: KPFA, 15 Jan. 1968. (23 min.)BB1460 Pacifica Radio Archives.
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Pacifica Radio Archives - California Audiovisual Preservation Project 2014
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Description : Tales of the Pit River Indians as recounted by anthropologist Jaime de Angulo for KPFA in 1949. Re-edited and produced by Gui de Angulo in 1991. Call Number : BD0018.01 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Pacifica Radio Archives. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Police--Los Angeles (Calif.)--Complaints...
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Speech on Black political action. H. Rap Brown and Stokely Carmichael address the Black Panthers. [Event is a Free Huey rally in February, 1968; either the one held February 17 at the Oakland Auditorium, or February 18 in Los Angeles.]
According to the interim report, Academic Senate Emergency Executive Committee meets with regents on December 17, 1964. On December 18, 1964, Regents declared that advocacy or content of speech will not be restricted beyond the purview of the First and Fourteenth Amendments. Regents establish a committee that will meet with students and faculty regarding matters of campus political activity, with the intent of providing maximum freedom with responsibility. Also included in Advice of Emergency...
Source: KPFA
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Bob Fass in Chicago - August 27, 1968. Discussion of Phil Ochs, Jerry Rubin, Abbie Hoffman and current issues. WBAI RECORDED: (via telephone) August 27, 1968. Experimental radio pieces featuring live interviews with Jerry Rubin, Abbie Hoffman, and Phil Ochs, political singer songwriter. - CONTENT: Live broadcast: pt.1. Phil Ochs and Jerry Rubin -- pt.2. Abbie Hoffman -- pt.3. "Whatzername" -- pt.4. "General Waste More Land" -- pt.5. "L'il Ol' Lady". BROADCAST: 27...
Topics: fass, chicago, hoffman, ochs, rubin, 1968, pacifica
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Disc 5 of a 9 disc set: | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | "Collected Speeches of Fannie Lou Hamer" Collection of several speeches made by this fiery Civil Rights activist and leader of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic party. Includes excerpts from a 1965 Berkeley interview, the documentary "The Life of Fannie Lou Hamer," a speech at the Vietnam Moratorium rally at U.C. Berkeley, and from "Profiles of Movement Activists II: Voices of the Civil Rights...
Topic: Fannie Lou Hamer
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Award-winning journalist, best-selling author and host of Democracy Now!, Amy Goodman narrates this documentary, which spans more than 65 years of convention coverage and chronicles milestones in American political history. From the formal speeches of Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936, to the battles inside and outside the Chicago 1968 convention and the radical sounds of Rage Against the Machine in the streets of Los Angeles in 2000, the documentary showcases the Pacifica Network's progressive...
Topics: democratic national convention, republican national convention
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Disc 4 of a 9 disc set: | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | "Lena Horne" Singer discusses her career. KPFA broadcast 12 April 1966, from BB0921.
Topic: Lena Horne
"This tape features man-on-the-street reactions to the verdict of the Dan White trial that culminated in the White Night riot of May 21, 1979. Over 10,000 people came out to San Francisco's Civic Center to protest the decision of the courts to convict the former supervisor on two counts of voluntary manslaughter, for which he would receive less than five years of jail time. The reactions of those interviewed range from mournful to livid, with some calling for the total destruction of City...
French-Cuban Author Anais Nin (1903-1977) reads excerpts from her memoirs "The Diary of Anais Nin" which she began writing at the age of 11and continued to write until her death. She is also the author of "Cities of the Interior" and is aslo well known for her erotica literature.
Source: KPFA
Cathy White, Bernadette Smith, Richard Persky, members of Gay Youth in NYC, discuss their experiences as gay and lesbian youths. Among the topics discussed are the effect of homophobia on LGBT youth; societal expectations of masculinity/femininity and homosexuality; the choice of being gay; relationships between homosexuals and heterosexuals; gay bars; and racism. Ronald Gold moderates.
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Topics: Gold, Ronald., Youth -- Attitudes., Teenagers -- Sexuality., Gay teenagers., Gays -- Sexuality.
Judy Chicago (b. 1939) discusses "The Dinner Party," and women in the arts with Ann Stubs. Chicago's 5 year, 500 person collaboration, "The Dinner Party," a tribute to women's history and achievements, is on view at the Brooklyn Museum through Jan. 18, 1981. Chicago tells how she sees art and feminism as indivisible and sees her long term struggles in the light of women's history.
Source: WBAI
Excerpt from Harvey Milk at 8th Gay Freedom Day talking to KPFK. Paradegoers interviewed about Anita Bryant and the Briggs Initiative. Highlights of the parade, interviews with passersby and parade participants, and local GLBT groups such as the Golden Gate Business Association.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker (1944 - ) reads her short story "Roselily" (written ca. 1967). Walker then talks with KPFA's Ginny Z. Berson about the story, how she wrote it about her first marriage to a civil rights attorney and how it questions the dominance of Christianity over all religions in the US. The story was dropped from a 10th grade English test by California state educators based on complaints from Christian conservatives in early 1994. The Traditional Values...
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Walker, Alice, 1944-, African American women...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
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Dr. Nancy Rosser, a resident psychiatrist at the neuropsychiatric institute at University of California, Los Angeles, speaks of the psychological aspect of being female, intercourse, pregnancy, contraception, sexual orientation, menstruation, menopause and theories of sexuality. Bo Siewert, a representative of the Daughters of Bilitis, also speaks of the problems of discrimination and alienation for the female homosexual. The lecture was recorded April 1970. Announcer is Stephanie Powsner.
Topics: Rosser, Nancy, Women's movement -- United States., Lesbians -- Personal narratives, Gender,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
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Disc 6 of a 9 disc set: | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | Part 1: "Voices of Pacifica: Gwendolyn Brooks" Spring 2001 from PZ0300.083. Part 2: "Poets and Politicians Against the War" by June Jordan Talk by poet & Professor of Afro-American & Women's Studies at U.C. Berkeley. Also reads her poems & an essay called "The Evening Malcolm X Died." KPFA broadcast, march 1991 from AZ0936. Part 3: "Why Choose Love?" by bell hooks On the question of...
Topics: Gwendolyn Brooks, June Jordan, bell hooks
Film critic Pauline Kael (1919-2001) discusses the history of film making and gives brief reviews of films past and present. The second part of this recording contains question and answer, most questions are inaudible. Part one was broadcast June 13, and Part two was broadcast August 19, 1968.
Topics: Kael, Pauline., Films -- History., Film since World War Two / Pauline Kael.**The, CINEMA, CRITICS...
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Maureen McIlroy reads "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) as a special reading for Halloween.
Topics: Gilman, Charlotte Perkins, 1860-1935, Short story., American Women Making History and Culture:...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
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A NIGHT IN CHICAGO / reported by Dale Minor, Phil Watson and Bob Fass. Produced by Elsa Knight Thompson. Documentary report on the demonstrations at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Includes ctuality of Bobby Seale, Black Panther Party co-founder outside the Convention Center at a Black Panther rally; Dick Gregory at President Lyndon Johnson's "birthday" party; and reports from Allen Ginsberg and Studs Terkel about police brutality at a religious prayer vigil....
Topics: chicago, panther, johnson, ginsberg, terkel, seale, pacifica, thompson, gregory
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Dramatic readings from the first installment of the "Gormenghast" trilogy by British science fiction author Mervyn Peake (1911-1968), adapted for WBAI's Mind's Eye Theatre by kind permission of the U.S. publisher Weybright and Talley. The novels concern the enclosed, created world of the great castle of Gormenghast and its inhabitants, ruled by ritual and torn by madness: Sepulchrave, 76th Earl of Groan (Albert Norton) prone to melancholia and obsessed with the death owls of the Tower...
Topics: Peake, Mervyn Laurence, 1911-1968, Radio adaptations
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Pacifica Radio Archives and The Polemic Consortium presents "Say It LOUD: New Songs For Peace." The Polemic Consortium is Mark Torres, Gomez, Bulldog Music composed by Gomez and Bulldog Mixed and produced by Mark Torres 01. Ed Asner 02. I Want All of My Daughters to be Like Maxine Waters - Maxine Waters (D-CA), Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) 03. Damn Some Money - Muhammad Ali 04. Bin Bush - Michael Moore 05. Father Knows Best - Gore Vidal 06. The Problems Have A History - Tariq Ali 07....
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Topics: Ed Asner, Maxine Waters, Dennis Kucinich, Muhammad Ali, Michael Moore, Gore Vidal, Tariq Ali,...
Performance of Theodore Sturgeon's story for WBAI's 99.5 Radio Theatre. The story tells of a representative of the expansionist, imperialistic culture of the planet Kit Carson, and his encounter with the deceptively pastoral culture of Xanadu. Adapted by Baird Searles, with Larry Holpp, Anthony Abeson, Annette Oliver, Cliff May and Deborah Jowitt. Presented by express permission of Mr. Sturgeon and /Galaxy Science Fiction/ magazine, in which the story originally appeared in 1956. Technical...
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Disc 3 of a 9 disc set: | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | "Blues, Legacies and Black Feminism" by Angela Davis Activist and author Angela Davis discusses several key early blues artists to illustrate how black women helped shape feminist historical traditions through their music. March 1998, Santa Monica, CA, from PZ0300.060.
Topic: Angela Davis
Recorded reports on the Mississippi Voter Registration are done by Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). SCOPE, Summer Community Organization and Political Education, consists of students from UCLA who are working on voter registration in Bib County, GA. The city of Macon has most of the property. Joe Maizlish.
Source: KPFA
"Technical Sgt. Leonard Matlovich interviewed by Ronald Gold on ""Gay Alternatives"". Matlovic formally declared his homosexuality to his commanding officer on March 7, 1975 with the intent to fight the customary discharge that usually attends such a declaration. In spite of an excellent military record, he was declared unfit to serve by a military panel and was handed a dishonorable discharge six months after his declaration. Time Magazine placed Matlovich on the cover...
Topics: United States -- Armed forces., Matlovic, Leonard., Gold, Ronald., Gay soldiers.
Robert Dussault, coordinating chairman of USLO, is interviewed about his intention to return the university to a state of normalcy so that affairs can be conducted. Susan Trupin, a sit-in participant discusses her arrest and gives a report on the numerous students who were placed in solitary confinement and the police brutality she witnessed. Bob Mackray [sp?] USLO committee member speaks at an anti-FSM group rally. Departmental Chairman is also interviewed. KPFA reporter Bruce Hensdale reports...
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Kris Welch interviews Walter Mosley, an American novelist, at KPFA on November 7, 1997. Mosley is well-known for the historical mystery series, "Easy Rawlins". They discuss his new book, "Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned".
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Oedipus was presented by Performance Group of New York City in December of 1977 and January of 1978. The play was written by Roman playwright, philosopher, and political adviser, Lucius Annaeus Seneca in 50 A.D. and was based on the classical Greek play, Oedipus Rex by Sophocles written 500 years earlier. It was performed at the Performing Garage in the Soho area of New York. The play was adapted by Ted Hughes from a translation by David Anthony Turner, and directed by Richard Schechner
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James Baldwin discusses living and growing in a white world in a talk to students at a predominently Black high school in Oakland, California. RECORDED by KQED at Castlemont High School, Oakland. BROADCAST: KPFA, 23 June 1963.
Topics: Baldwin, Pacifica, KPFA, Castlemont
Edward Haber interviews Canadian singer-songwriters Kate (1946-2010) and Anna McGarrigle (1944 - ) at a coffee shop near Carnegie Hall on February 2, 1980. They talk about their upcoming release, French Record , which is sung entirely in French, the difference in folk music styles between French Canada and other countries, and singing in French to English audiences. Interview is interwoven with some of their recordings.
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Author and novelist Anaïs Nin (1903-1977) reads her prose poem "House of Incest."
Topics: Poetry., Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
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Disc 8 of a 9 disc set: | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | "The Power Of African-American Women" Four part program which examines the work and impact of several African-American women: Sweet Honey in the Rock, Shirley Chisholm, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Rosa Parks. Recorded 1992, from AZ0973.
Topics: Sweet Honey in the Rock, Shirley Chisholm, Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks
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Disc 7 of a 9 disc set: | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | "Carmen McRae" McRae discusses women's involvement in show business, her own career, and Charlie Parker. KPFA broadcast 16 January 1978, from AZ0146.
Topic: Carmen McRae
Interview with Donald Adams, formerly a member of the world known Gilbert and Sullivan operetta production company D'Oyly Carte and newly of Gilbert and Sullivan for All, about his group's efforts to keep these productions before the public. Gilbert & Sullivan for All were performing at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles the week that this interview was recorded, January 1971.
Topics: Adams, Donald., Opera -- Management., Musical revues, comedies, etc., D'Oyly Carte Opera Company,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
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Disc 2 of a 9 disc set: | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | Part 1: "Trial by Sex" by Florynce Kennedy On discrimination against women in the judicial system. WBAI broadcast 7 August 1968, from BB3200. Part 2: "Author Alice Walker Reads Her Short Story, Roselilly" by Alice Walker Author reads her short story, "Roselilly" and describes the story and how she wrote it about her first marriage to a civil rights attorney, from AZ1010.
Topics: Florynce Kennedy, Alice Walker
Jana Harris discusses women's sexual writing with Carol Bergé, editor of Center Magazine and author of Acts of Love and Poems Made of Skin, and Lenore Kandel, poet, author of The Love Book and Word Alchemy. Topics covered are the differences between the erotic and the pornographic, how large and small presses deal with sensitive and sexual language, and how women's sexual writing is received by the general public. Bergé reads excerpts from Acts of Love and Kandel reads from The Love Book....
Topics: Women writers, Erotica., Harris, Jana, 1947-, Soldofsky, Alan., Kandel, Lenore, American Women...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
A gay lifestyle does not necessarily exclude parenthood. Many gay men and lesbians were parents before they came out, and today some have chosen to have children after coming out. Philip Maldari interviews an expectant lesbian mother about her feelings about family, parenting, and artificial insemination. Phil also shares his feelings about being a donor. Note on label: Self-contained. Needs disclaimer. There is an explicit description about the process of artificial insemination so if your...
Topics: Lesbians, Pregnant women -- Personal narratives., Gay parents., American Women Making History and...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
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BALDWIN AND DARDEN. A discussion on the plight of Black Americans by James Baldwin with R.H. Darden, introduced by comedian Dick Van Dyke. BROADCAST: KPFK, 1 Apr. 1968.(60 min.) BB4514 Pacifica Radio Archives.
Topics: baldwin, darden, dyke, pacifica, kpfk, racism
Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton and her "Hound Dog Blues Band" perform at the Museum of Modern Art's "Jazz in the Garden" series on July 22, 1971. The first few minutes are of crowd noise, followed by her band warming up. She performs "Black Angel Blues"; "Ball and Chain"; "I Don't Want Nobody But You"(?); "He's Got the Whole World in His Hand"; "Oh Happy Day"; "Down by the Riverside"; "That Lucky Old...
Source: WBAI
Dave van Ronk and Patrick Sky perform at WBAI's Free Music Store with special guest Phil Ochs on April 21, 1973. Songs featured on Part 2 on this recording are Giovanni Montini, 219 train, [unknown song by Patrick Sky], Joe Hill, Pastures of plenty, and Luang prabang. Produced by Cathy Cohen. Hosted by Steve Rathe. This recording was formerly cataloged as AZ1337B.
Topics: Folk music, Ochs, Phil, Van Ronk, Dave
Benjamin J. "Ben" Legere, 1887-1972, actor, playwright, and labor leader in both the American and Canadian Labor movements as an I.W.W. organizer and as a member of the General Executive Board of the Canadian One Big Union, discusses his life. This recording is likely source material used for the series "Reminiscences of a Rebel: the autobiography of Benjamin J. Legere," which broadcast on WBAI in October 1966 (from KPFA).
Source: KPFA
Reporter, Bert, collects miscellaneous student commentary from around the UC Berkeley campus, then reads the handbill from University Student for Law and Order. He reads "Machiavelianism" posting and criticizes Clark Kerr's handling of student protesters. Following at the Greek Theater podium, Mario Savio expresses his thoughts on Kerr's attempt to preempt the Academic Senate, which voted to support the Freedom of Speech Movement (FSM). Faculty representatives and Kerr then take...
Source: KPFA
"Suburban Sadness" was produced for the year 1952 in KPFA's thirty-year retrospective. Suburbia's housing developments and housewives, cars, televisions, drive-ins and Cold War anxieties are all discussed in the context of music from the early fifties. There is the story of a typical American family according to one journalist, and an analysis of suburbia by Prof. David Riesman of the Center for Leisure Studies in Chicago. Pacifica recorded all of Reisman's lecture series and called...
Topics: Francklyn, Lili., Steinhardt, Robin., Riesman, David, 1909-2002, Suburban life -- United States,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Dave van Ronk and Patrick Sky perform at WBAI's Free Music Store with special guest Phil Ochs on April 21, 1973. The evening is introduced by WBAI's Steve Rathe. The three guitarists switch off performances throughout the evening. Songs played on Part 1 of this recording include Frankie and Johnny, Casey Jones, Flower lady, [song by Patrick Sky about jumping off the Brooklyn Bridge], You ain't so such a much, Pretty smart on my part, Ramblin' hunchback, The legend of the dead soldier, and...
Topics: Folk music, Ochs, Phil, Van Ronk, Dave, Sky, Patrick
"Eleanor Cooper, spokeswoman for Lesbian Feminist Liberation, Arthur Goodman, president of the Gay Activists' Alliance (GAA), and Nathalie Rockhill, legislative director and national coordinator of the National Gay Task Force summarize post-Stonewall LGBT political events. The GAA's City Council Bill, anti-sodomy laws and the GLBT community's awareness of political events are all discussed in this program from 1975, part of the ""Gay Alternatives"" series hosted and...
Topics: Rockhill, Nathalie., Goodman, Arthur., Goodman, Arthur., Cooper, Eleanor., Cooper, Eleanor., Gold,...
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Bob Alexander interviews the Ramones at WBAI. The band discusses their recent tour and take listener phone calls. One caller asks "What does 'Gabba Gabba Hey' mean?" and "Why do all of your songs have the same beat?"
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Source: WBAI
Tim McGovern discusses the range of techniques, including torture, used in the Western Hemisphere by counterinsurgency groups such as the Green Berets and Latin American military and police forces. McGovern and a series of guests illustrate how US taxpayer money helps fund groups such as the Agency of International Development who employ these techniques, and examines the practice of torture and wrongful detainment of political activists in Latin American and Third World countries. Features...
Source: KPFK
Carol Brightman (editor of Viet Report magazine), Mike Klare (associate editor of Viet Report magazine), Mike Locker (lecturer), and Paul Rockwell discuss the role of American Universities in the Vietnam War. Universities are involved with actual military operations in Vietnam by applying social sciences and technological research which were used for propaganda and technologies.
Source: KPFA
The program offers various positions that are being put forth in regard to jury nullification. Paul Butler, associate professor of law at George Washington University, has written 'There is an increasing perception that some African American jurors vote to acquit Black defendants for racial reasons, sometimes explained as the juror's desire not to send another Black man to jail. There is considerable disagreement over whether it is appropriate for a Black juror to do so. I now believe that for...
Source: Pacifica National Programming
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WBAI Sampler Tape. Montage of ten important WBAI broadcasts from the mid-1960s. pt.1. From protest to resistance -- pt.2. Does democracy have a future? -- pt.3. Both sides of the bars -- pt.4. The Agony of Greece -- pt.5. Negroes and Jews -- pt.6. Radio unnameable -- pt.7. Reports from Khe Sahn and Hue -- pt.8. Commentaries: Ayn Rand and Neil Fabricant -- pt.9. Tribute to Paul Robeson -- pt.10. This is the Rill speaking. Received Armstrong Award, 1968.(60 min.) BB3620 Pacifica Radio Archives.
Topics: wbai, rand, fabricant, robeson, rill, khe sahn, hue, pacifica
Description : Dr. Timothy Leary calls into WBAI-FM from La Madrague, Algeria, where he was living in exile with his wife Rosemary Leary in 1970. He acknowledges that his escape from prison and the United States was organized by the Weather Underground and that he is now hiding in Algiers thanks to the assistance of Eldridge Cleaver and the Black Panthers. Leary urges listeners to refuse cooperation with the police or the United States judicial system. Rosemary Leary offers a brief statement at...
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Topics: californialightandsound, The Black Panther Party, The Weather Underground, Leary, Timothy, 1920-1996
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In this 5 part program, Karen Lindsey reads Professor Ivan Morris' translation of "The Pillow Book," (1967) a book of observations and musings recorded by Sei Shōnagon during her time as court lady to Empress Consort Teishi (定子) during the 990s and early 11th century in Heian Japan. In Part 1, Ms. Linsey interviews Professor Donald Keene, the leading expert on and translator of Japanese literature in America. They discuss how at this period of time, women created many of the most...
Topics: Sei Shonagan, ca. 967., Radio programs -- Fiction., Pillow book / by Sei Shonagan, read by Karen...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
June Jordan: Affirmative Acts. A Celebration of the Writing, Teaching, and Activism of June Jordan (1936-2002) recorded in Berkeley, California. A celebration in honor of the publication of Jordan's twenty-fifth book and her career. Speakers on this recording (Part 2 of 2) include: Angela Davis (who also reads tributes by Toni Morrison and Alice Walker), Adrienne Torf who performs and talks about their collaborations, Barbara Brenner, Pratibha Parmar speaks and shows a clip of her film, Xochi...
Source: KPFA
The writer Audre Lorde (1934 - 1992) describes her experiences growing up as a Black lesbian in New York City in the 1950s, touching on subjects such as frequenting gay and lesbian bars in the Greenwich Village and communal-style living experiments. She reads excerpts from her book, Zami: A new spelling of my name: a biomythography (Persephone Press, 1982). Recorded at Hunter College in New York. Produced by Helene Rosenbluth.
Topics: Rosenbluth, Helene, African American women authors, Women, Black -- Personal narratives., Lesbians...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Dr. David Reuben, "sexpert" and author of "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask)" talks with Barbara Cady about sex as a health problem, pornography, and his latest book, "How to Get More Out of Sex."
Topics: Reuben, David., Sex therapy, Pornography -- Social aspects., Sexually transmitted diseases,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982